If my calculations are right counting upcoming birthdays for Facebook friends--and barring any new friends coming on board--I only have 24 doodles to go before the end of the year. Eight of those are already in the can, waiting for a birthday to pop up.
A couple of my new favorites are in that batch of eight, not so much for their great cartooning, but for the expressions of joy and sheer weirdness. Like one that has a happy dinosaur being "fed" a birthday present by a time-traveling mad scientist.
I'm a little sad that this project is coming to an end. It makes me want each of my last sixteen FB birthday doodles to really leap off the page. But, sticking to my original rules, no pressure, just fun!
November is upon us with its cooler weather and leaves blowing around in the streets. Last week, after being particularly happy with how this doodle of a pickle on stilts turned out, I decided to create a new series of FB birthday doodles this month, titled "Happier Than..." as in, "I hope your birthday is happier than a pickle on stilts," or maybe, "I hope you are happier than a taco chugging Tabasco Sauce on your birthday."
Maybe they will make sense. More likely they will be non sequitur, which is OK because that makes me chuckle. Both, non sequiturs and the phrase non sequitur make me chuckle. Like duodenum or underpants. They're funny. Hmm... another idea just popped into my head. Vegetables wearing underpants might be a theme for later this month!
Thoughts on sculpting, cartooning, designing, writing and the general joys of being an artist